Tom Kitten powers to G3 Up And Coming victory for Harry Angel

Dream start to new season after colt stamps class in feature race for three-year-olds at Rosehill Gardens

Imposing colt Tom Kitten continued a great run for his young Darley sire Harry Angel when he gave weight and a head start to his rivals before scoring an impressive win in the G3 Up And Coming Stakes over 1,300m at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 26 August.

First-up and carrying Nash Rawiller’s 59kg, Tom Kitten charged down the centre of the track from well back to mow down Kintyre and Encap to record his third win from just six starts.

Winner of the Listed Fernhill Handicap (1,600m) at Randwick in April, Tom Kitten went to the paddock after a good fourth in the G1 Champagne Stakes.

The James Cummings-trained three-year-old has returned in terrific order and could be a major force in spring feature races such as the Spring Champion Stakes.

Tom Kitten is out of the Australian mare Transfers (Street Cry), who was a four-time city winner and is the dam of 2020 Canberra Guineas (Listed) winner Promotions.

The mare is also the mother of Va Via (four wins), Transformation (two), has a two-year-old colt by Brazen Beau and visited Palace Pier last September.

Harry Angel was the leading first-season stallion on percentages in Australia last season.

The former G1-winning sprinter sired nine individual winners from only 23 runners (39 per cent) and he now boasts 72 winners of 112 races worldwide.